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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS

update status of craft room

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and a happy Monday too. We did, we were busy trying to figure out the layout of the new craft room. We didn’t see much of the outside world this past weekend, except for Sunday when we visited my parents-in-law and came back to dirty dishes and dirty floors to clean. So if you have been following me and read my last post, you know we have been busy finishing the craft room with an imposed budget of ONLY $25 and working with furniture and accessories we already own. You have waited long enough for an update of the craft room, so here it is, I hope you will be sticking around for more of these “craft room status update” posts, as it might take a bit longer than I thought to complete this room.

Let me start by showing you what we have done so far:

1- Remember the black IKEA Billy bookcase I mentioned in my last post? Well, I wasn’t sure if I would keep it in the craft room, but we did, we removed the closet sliding doors, moved the bookcase to the closet and now I have more storage for all my tools.

2- In the closet, next to the black IKEA Billy bookcase, I have placed a small dark brown desk from IKEA (GUSTAV a pull out laptop desk), I will post a picture of the closet and how I organized it once it’s complete.

3- We brought our son’s changing table into the craft room for additional storage and working surface area. It’s great, it’s white and looks good in the space. We bought this for our baby when I was pregnant at www.toysrus.ca , we didn’t know back then, if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl, so we went with a neutral color; white. In the picture below, you can see the changing table next to the window:

changing table turned craft table

4- I like this yellow rug for the craft room, we bought it over a year ago when I was in maternity leave for the baby’s nursery. This rug brightens up the craft room but is too small and looks awkward in the space. We put it back in our son’s bedroom. By the way, we will be tackling his nursery next and turning it into a toddlers bedroom. I need to decide when I will be taking this new project and how much I need saved up.

yellow rug

5- I choose this IKEA rug below (IKEA LUSY BLOM rug) instead for the space, it’s colorful and makes me happy; perfect for my craft room. I bought this rug last summer to create a play area for my son in our dining room, my hub didn’t like it in the space, he said it was; “too girly”, so I kept it in our laundry room. My rug has found a new home.

IKEA LUSY BLOM rug in our craft room

6- This is how the colorful rug looks under the 2 IKEA desks. I have changed the layout of the desks since, they are still placed in the middle of the craft room for a better flow but are now turned around. Please don’t stare at my ugly parquet flooring 😉 I am not a fan of this type of flooring!

IKEA LUSY BLOM rug and desks 

6- In the next 2 pictures, you can see how my craft room is beginning to take shape. All my things are lying around the floor, it’s messy and I haven’t had much time to clean up since Sunday evening. Hubby went back to work on Monday and I have been running around a 19 month old all day, which hasn’t left me much time for projects like this one 😉 We also brought these two white IKEA Billy bookcases from our basement and placed them at each end of the wall. Did you notice the big splash of color? PINK? Yes, please continue to scroll down, I will explain.

update status of craft room

status of craft room

 

7- See, this big brown square peg board? This is the same peg board seen in the pictures above, before DIY spray painting. We bought this peg board at “Reno Depot” for $10, it was also available in white but was more expensive, so we got the brown one instead.

peg board for craft room

In the picture below, you might recognize this pink spray paint from one of my previous projects “spray painted pumpkins”. Saturday afternoon, I used it to spray paint the peg board in pink to add a splash of color to the white craft room. I sprayed the peg board in our garage, please make sure to wear a mask and do it in a well ventilated area.

pink spray paint

This is how the pink peg board looks like in the craft room. I love how it turned out, this wall has become the feature wall of the room, it not only provides more color and light to the room but has also maximize the storage space of the room.

 pink peg board

This is a peg hook assortment kit we bought at The Home Depot for under $9 , it includes 47 pieces to help you organize your tools. Once I will have organized my tools, I will show you how it looks.

peg hooks assortment kit for peg board

 

TIPS

Before placing the furniture in the space, draw a layout of the room and write the measurements down. You can then draw the pieces of furniture in another piece of paper, place them in your paper to get an idea of how your new space will look like.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the small paper pieces I drew. Below, is the only picture I have left on my iPhone. You can also look for free apps on the web, they will help you design a room, you just need to know the measurements.

layout of craft room

You already know that I can’t spend any money for accessories or decor, so I have to be creative and use things that I already have in our house, such as this cupcake tray. My mom and brother gave me two new cupcake trays for Christmas, so I will be using this old one to hold my accessories. More pictures to come 😉

cupcake tray in our craft room

 

These pictures below are a sneak peek of DIY projects I have been working on to decorate my craft room. Please stay tuned in the next couple of days, I will be posting about these:

DIY project

DIY project

DIY project

DIY project

tools for Crafty corner with Kraft paper

I am happy with how this room is being transformed. This is the only space in our house where I have integrated the color pink. I like this color for my craft/office room, it’s feminine and fresh. During the day, I feel very calm and positive there, which is perfect for DIY projects, reading and writing posts. There is also a lot of light in the afternoon, perfect for taking pictures of my projects. I can’t wait for the room to be ready and share it with you.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Wow! You’ve gotten a lot done! I can already see a clear picture of how it’s going to turn out… oh, and love the pink 🙂
    -JulieC

    January 15, 2013 at 2:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! yes, me too! even if it’s still a mess up there, I can see how it will look like 😉 love the pink too! thanks

      January 15, 2013 at 11:17 am
  • Nice piece of work says:

    love the rug love the pink love it all

    January 15, 2013 at 3:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, me too, I’m so glad I found a new home for this pretty and happy rug

      January 15, 2013 at 11:18 am
  • memyselfandkids says:

    You should have one of those cable shows where they do the fix-up on a budget.
    The room looks great – enjoy it.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you so much, you are very kind 🙂 it’s very nice of you to say that 🙂 thanks again!

      January 15, 2013 at 11:21 am
  • Cul de Sac says:

    Oh my! Beginning to be jealous of your sewing crafts room!! 😉 i LOVE everything in there! You should scour dollar store for peg board crochets since i found them there for 2 for 1$, so much cheaper! Love pink too, and you peg board is so cheery… Your cupcake tray is gorgeous by the way.
    Just really can’t wait to see it finished!

    January 15, 2013 at 9:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! thank you! 😉 I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to have this room all for myself and to be able to decorate it in pink! 😉 thanks for the tip! 😉 Yeah, I love the cupcake tray too, it’s so old but I still love it and now it will have a new function. thanks for stopping by again !!! 😉

      January 15, 2013 at 11:25 am
  • Allyson says:

    You have been a busy bee! I love all this stuff, and I love your new site! Looks great!

    January 15, 2013 at 10:33 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Allyson, I’m so happy you stopped by! 😉 Thank you, I’ve been working hard with the layout of this new site, I’m glad you liked it too 🙂

      January 15, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Looking real good! I am totally envious. I need a craft room for my own mental sanity I swear b/c I am constantly bringing stuff from closets to the kitchen.

    January 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 I know exactly what you mean 🙂 LOL, sanity? what sanity, lost all of it 19 months ago 🙂 I’m bringing all my stuff from almost every room of the house into the craft room, finally so happy about it. (our dining room might stay away from clutter now) 🙂 thanks, I’m glad you like it 🙂

      January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Wow! It is really coming together. I can’t wait to see more….SO EXCITING! 😀

    January 16, 2013 at 11:20 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes, it is finally! 🙂 been working on a couple of DIY projects, can’t wait to see everything together 🙂 I’m excited about it! 🙂

      January 16, 2013 at 11:39 am
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        That makes two of us…you are doing a great job. 😀

        January 16, 2013 at 11:46 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 Thank you, you are such a great supporter ! 🙂

          January 16, 2013 at 11:54 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Oh how fun to have a craft room! I wish I had some extra room in the house!! It looks amazing and I’m sure you’re going to fix it up just awesome!

    January 16, 2013 at 11:20 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you Melissa, I know, I’m so glad I convinced hubby here to use this room as a craft room 🙂 Thank you very much for the compliment too 🙂 I hope you will like it once you see the final result 🙂

      January 16, 2013 at 11:41 am
  • little poppits says:

    omg! I cannot beleive it I have that rug too! (bright ikea one) and I spray everything pink! it’s looking fab, well done. xxxx

    January 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! 🙂 thank you!!!, oh! wow! I love this IKEA rug is so colourful, don’t you feel happy when you see it! & it’s fun to know you spray paint things in pink too! 🙂 I’m thinking of painting the base of lamp in pink too! 🙂 & thank you so much!!! 🙂

      January 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm
      • little poppits says:

        I love the rug! xxx but my son Josh hates it when I spray everything pink-he wants blue!

        January 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 oh! boys! your son is like my hub, he didn’t want to see the rug in our dining room corner and is not into pink 🙂 the craft room is the only room in our house with pink accessories, that’s what happens when I’m the only girl here 😉

          January 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm
          • little poppits says:

            don’t worry, you can get them slowly, and surely! x

            January 17, 2013 at 4:11 am
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂 you are right! thanks! 🙂

            January 17, 2013 at 6:14 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    I just LOVE everything you’ve done so far!!! You’re inspiring us all with the way you’re “shopping your house.” You’re definitely going to have an amazing creative space when you finish! 🙂

    January 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine, I will not forget I started this project in my house because of your lovely post “crafty corner” and from there I decided to get my own. I love how it’s being transformed and thank you for your support! 🙂 Ingrid

      January 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Wow, you are doing so good!! Everything is coming together beautifully. I really like the pink peg board!!

    January 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Judy! 🙂 yes, it’s finally is looking like a craft/office room 😉 Yay! thank you, the peg board in pink was a great idea to add some colour in this room 🙂

      January 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm
  • timewiththea says:

    I so need to go to IKEA soon! ~Thea

    January 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Yes! they have the best inexpensive things there! I would love to go but can’t 😉 hope you go soon and let me know how it went 😉

      January 20, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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